SNAP 2020: Check Exam Dates, Registration, Admit Card, Results, Cut-Off & Counselling with Admissions….

SNAP 2020 Exm Schedule
SNAP 2020 Exam

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is an online entrance exam that is a mandatory entrance test for MBA. This entrance test offers admission to 15 Symbiosis Institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International University Pune.

Aspiring candidates seeking to join MBA, MSc, CA and other MSc programs have to appear for the SNAP Test this year. Candidates have to register themselves for the SNAP Test and must be ready to enrol themselves for the institutes selected by him/her with payment of separate program fees.

The registration process has been made simpler with all aspirants completing the SNAP registrations and fee payment through the online portal.

SNAP 2020 Exam Dates

Events Date
Registration starts 16th August 2019
Registration closes 26th November 2019
Payment closes 23rd November 2019
Admit Card 2nd December 2019
SNAP Online Test 15th December 2019
Result Announcement 10th January 2020

SNAP 2020 notifications are released in the first week of August and exams will be conducted in the second week of December. SNAP eligibility criteria have been defined by Symbiosis International University for all yearning participants in the exam this year.

Candidates must go through the exams eligibility criteria before heading for selection process of SIU. One of the basic criteria for being eligible is to acquire a Graduation with a minimum of 50% marks as aggregate.

Candidates who secure a qualifying degree from any Foreign University should obtain an equivalent certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). SNAP registration process begins in the second week of August.

SNAP Eligibility for Indian Candidates

Candidates of General Category must possess a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent.

Candidates of Reserved Category must possess a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 45% marks or equivalent.

Candidates who are appearing in their final year of the exam re also eligible.

SNAP Eligibility for International Candidates

Foreign Nationals/Person of Indian Origin/Overseas Citizen of India/Non-Resident Indian candidates can also apply. Candidates of foreign origin must clear the following:

All foreign/ overseas Indian Citizens must clear an English Proficiency Test.

Candidate must posses an IELTS Or IELA scores of bands 6 and 4 respectively.

During the registration process, the candidates must bring their proof of residence along with the copy of their Visa and Passport.

Candidates with student visa should have a Bonafide Certificate and Letter of Provisional Admission from the University/College/Institution.

SNAP scores will be accepted within 15 minutes and the eligibility criteria varies with each institute.  SNAP 2020 Important Dates are summarized below:

SNAP 2020 Events SNAP 2020 Dates
SNAP Registrations begin Second week of August
Registrations end Third week of November
SNAP mock test Second week of October to first week of November
Admit cards download First week of December
SNAP exam Second Sunday of December
Answer key download Third week of December
SNAP result announcement Second week of January

SNAP 2020 Application Form

The last date for SNAP registrations begins in Second week of August. The last date for the registration is   23rd November 2019. All interested applicants can apply for the SNAP exam by visiting the application form with a payment of Rs. 1750/-.

SNAP Application Forms are available online at the official website. There would be no offline modes of registering the application forms. The Application procedure for SNAP is given below:

Visit the official website of SNAP.

Press the Register option. Fill in all details for registration by entering your mobile number and email id.

Once the registration is successful, you would have to login using the registration number and password sent to your email-id and mobile number.

Make the respective payments for the SNAP Test. Make sure you enter all details carefully. Ensure that you make         payments for the selected programs only.

After this, a confirmation page will be generated. Next, take printouts as necessary for the future.

Candidates must keep a hard copy of the filled registration form safe for future references. They must upload their recent photo and signature in the specified formats. All details entered must be correctly filled in.

The application fee can be paid through Easebuzz Payment Gateway, Bill Desk Payment Gateway, Indian Bank Payment Gateway, Demand Draft.

The Application Fee and Institute program payment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. All payments must be done in favour of Symbiosis Test Secretariat.

SNAP Exam Pattern

SNAP exam will be conducted online through Computer Based Test Mode. The exam will be of a 2hour duration. Question papers are divided as normal and special questions.

1 mark is awarded for every correct answer in Normal Questions and 2marks for every correct answer in Special Questions.

Every wrong answer will have a deduction of ¼ marks.

Of which normal questions are purely objective type (multiple-choice question format) and special questions is of subjective type (i.e. in written mode). There will be 130 questions in total.

SNAP Admit Card

Candidates can get their SNAP exam Admit cards in the 1st Week of December 2019. All registered candidates can download their admit cards from No Printed copies of admit cards will be sent to the candidates. Candidates must download their admit cards using their user id and password provided at the time of registration.

Admit cards are necessary to be brought to the exam hall, failing which the candidate cannot enter the exam hall. They must recheck whether the details entered are correct and of recent.

The candidates must carry a valid Identity proof such as Passport/Aadhar Card/Driving License/Voter Id Card/PAN Card along with the Admit Card to the exam hall. They are advised to retain their admit cards for further rounds, if they qualify for the counselling process.

SNAP Exam Results

All the results of SNAP exam will be declared in the 2nd week of January 2020. Candidates can check their results for SNAP at the official website by entering the correct user id and password. The SNAP Results cum Scorecard contains section wise and overall scores for the candidate.

SNAP Exam Results Download

The steps to download the SNAP results are:

Browse the web. Visit the official website of SNAP. Open the SNAP website in a new window. Click on ‘SNP 2020 Scorecard’. Give all details by entering your user id and password. The scorecard appears on the screen. Download it and take printouts as necessary. The Merit List for SNAP is based on the parameters listed:

Weightage for final merit list
SNAP score Writing Ability Test (WAT) Group Exercise (GE) Personal Interaction (PI) Total    
50 10 10 30 100

The Merit List is displayed category wise on the respective website. In case of any issue and query related to SNAP the applicants must contact the concerned authority immediately at

Symbiosis Test Secretariat,
Symbiosis International University,
Gram- Lavele, Tal- Mulshi, Dist.- Pune- 412115
Phone- 020-28116226/27
Whatsapp No- 7709328908

SNAP Cut Off Marks

SNAP Cut off will be announced by 15 Symbiosis International Universities for admission to respective courses in MBA after the declaration of the SNAP results. Based on the cut off marks achieved by the candidate, qualified applicants are shortlisted for Group Exercise (GE), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.

SNAP Cut Off marks are summarized based on several factors like:

  • Number of candidates appearing in SNAP exam
  • Difficulty Level of the question paper
  • Number of seats available in each institute
  • Number of seats available for each programme
  • Number of candidates who qualify for the SNAP Exam.

SNAP Selection Criteria & Admission Procedures

The admission process to SNAP includes Group Exercise (GE), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The SNAP selection process begins in the second week of February 2020 and ends in the fourth week of February 2020. Schedules for Group Exercise (GE), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds will be announced later.

Parameters Total weightage
SNAP score (scaled out of 150 marks) 50
Group Exercise 10
Personal Interview 30
Written Ability Test 10
Total 100

Group Exercise includes two phases for the selection procedure. In the first phase, each group is given a puzzle to be solved within a given time frame. The main motto is to find out how well the applicants can coordinate and build strategies as a team. The main idea is to show leadership quality and team work.

While the second phase comprises of a topic for debates assigned to each group. This phase tests the candidate’s communication ability, clarity of thoughts and convincing power against others.

Personal Interview includes questions on who the candidates are, and their future plans. This round, tests the candidate’s communication ability and problem-solving skills.

Written Ability is tested by providing the candidate a topic to write on. Sometimes, a video is shown and asked to narrate a story around it. This test, identifies the candidates analytical and interpretive ability.

SNAP Exam Preparations

Preparing for SNAP is not tough once you plan and study ahead of the exam day. All applicants can make their career with SNAP admissions by preparing a time table for study. The timeline should include choosing SNAP preparation books along with required study material.

Set up a definite time to complete revising the syllabus pattern and topics covered. Prepare by practicing mock tests and sample papers of different years. Prepare for the exam by revising and practice with dedication.

Get familiarized with topics of SNAP exam by:

Parameters Total weightage
SNAP score (scaled out of 150 marks) 50
Group Exercise 10
Personal Interview 30
Written Ability Test 10
Total 100

Breakup of Special Questions and Normal Questions

Sections Number of Special Questions Number of Normal Questions
General English (Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability) 0 34
Analytical & Logical Reasoning (A-LR) 0 36
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency (QA, DI-DS) 5 35

SNAP Preparation: Key Points

Start with the questions in the section you are most comfortable with. Our advice is to Start with General English section. Then proceed with RC passages when your mind is still fresh.

There is no negative marking in the exam, so choose and answer questions wisely. You might not want to lose marks for any silly mistakes or due to lengthy calculation.

You have to match the sectional cut off for a good overall SNAP score. So, first focus on meeting the sectional cut off of each of the three sections and then build upon it.

You have only 120 minutes to solve 110 questions in total. That means you will have a minute to read and solve each question. Time yourself well. If you are spending more time on a question then leave it and move on to the next.


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